The Warriors’ locker room was joyous Sunday night after “Klay Day,” a long-awaited celebration of the return of superstar Klay Thompson, ending in a 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center.
Thompson scored Golden State’s first bucket of the night and finished with 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting in 20 minutes of action.
Naturally, the five-time NBA All-Star was given the game ball to commemorate his first appearance since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. It was a special delivery courtesy of Canon Curry.
Canon, the youngest of Steph Curry’s three children, flipped Thompson the basketball in the locker room as Warriors teammates applauded.
“It was a nice moment,” coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. “Everybody was obviously thrilled for Klay and thrilled to have him back. It seemed normal to see him there and see him with his teammates.”
Thompson will have one day to rest before his encore performance Tuesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.